Volume automation, EQ, Compression and effects such as reverb and delay will help your vocal sit nicely in any mix. Easily my first tip when mixing vocals is that its ok to have a reference track in terms of overall approach but if you’re trying to get one persons vocal to sound exactly like another, then you are going to be sat there a very long time and perhaps forever as its pretty much impossible. The tonal characteristics of a persons voice are so nuanced that you really
It may sound like a simple question but what is the best way to record electric guitars without micing up an amplifier cabinet? With a plethora of a software amplifiers out there we have a means to closely approximate this sound. Amplitube by Ik multimedia and various other plugins have many different tone flavours from a Marshall plexi stack to a Fender Champ but do they sound great when you plug your guitar straight into your soundcard? First of all, your soundcard need t
When submitting your audio for online mixing and mastering, it’s best to to use a sample rate of at least 48khz and a bit rate of 24 bit. This level of resolution means that your are taking advantage of the highest quality specification for Video and HQ streaming services. It also represents a sweet spot in audio resolution where file size and quality are at an excellence balance. Some engineers prefer high sample rates such as 96khz for the initial recording, and this can
One thing I've notice with the latest update of Pro Tools is a bug where the waveform is incorrectly drawn when importing. It's a pretty frustrating bug but it can be fixed with a function in Pro tools named 'Recalculate Waveform Overviews'. This can be found in the Pro Tools right hand side bar. Here's a video showing you how to do it. I hope this helps, happy Mixing and Mastering!
I happened upon this amazing little synth purely by accident at a yard sale and with preset names like 'Funny Cat' and 'Frogman', I honestly wasn't expecting much. My enthusiasm quickly elevated when I flicked through a few presets like 'Bass Guitar' and 'French Horn' and heard the sound of an early 70's synth in its purist form. These sounds really stand out when mixing and mastering. With the included filter these presets came to life and sounded huge and instantly became